Ruger 10/22

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by TooStrongTerry, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. TooStrongTerry

    TooStrongTerry New Member

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    Sooo...I'm extremely interested in getting this Ruger...and have heard pretty great reviews...I just am skeptical about constant jams...if it happens. I didn't originally want a semi but I think a bolt action is kinda...dumb I guess for such small rounds...but I heard semi's are alot harder to clean...my purpose is pretty much versatile...use it for everything...anyone have any problems with this gun?

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  2. jeepejeep

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    Mine jams on occasion but overall is very reliable. Easy to clean as well because the entire trigger group comes out as a unit. You do have to clean it from the muzzle though. If you ever want to modify it in any way, the aftermarket if absolutely full of stuff for it. The only criticism I have of it is the trigger pull. It's very heavy for some reason, but there are many aftermarket cures for this. I'd say but it and shoot the hell out of it!
     

  3. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    The 10/22 is probably the most versatile and reliable semi-auto out there. It will jam from time to time on some ammo and depending on what kind of mags you use. Use the factory Bx-25 mags not the butler creek banana mag. You will spend a few extra bucks on them but they're worth it. If you start changing the internals you will be forced to use cci ammo which is still cost efficient but not as much as the bulk ammo. The 10/22 is like an ar-15 in the ways of customization. If you want tactical or even a dragunov style stock, there are so many options. Wally world has the walnut stock for sale at $197.00. The synthetic stock with stainless bbl for $235 if memory serves right. You can't go wrong with 10/22. Awesome firearm. Ill be passing down to my son.
     
  4. TooStrongTerry

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    Thanks guys. I also heard that taking the barrel off of the stock can ruin its accuracy? Idk...but the aftermarket products are particularly the reason I want it. I'm not sure if the trigger will bother me but we shall see!

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  5. fatmidgets

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    I'm not trying to steal your thread, but does the action stay open after your last shot?
     
  6. Snakedriver

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    That's not a feature of the 10/22. There is a setup for that, but it involves using special mag's. that are pretty expensive.
     
  7. vincent

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    What he said...Mine's had a steady diet of Federal bulk and CCI's. When it fails, it's time to clean 'er up. Very easy takedown and cleaning, get a boresnake, done and done.

    Here in Norf Kakalakee, they go for $117.00 at the World of Wally, that's a risk I was willing to take...

    I highly recommend one, you won't be sorry! :cool:

    BTW...Okay to dry fire as well, says so right in the manual so try that trigger out for yourself. If you still don't like it, it can easily be changed...
     
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  8. TooStrongTerry

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    Sounds good man Im def gonna get it! What kind of accessories have you guys placed on yours? Pics?

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  9. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    All I did was plop a scope on it, get a few extra mags and a sling... that's a road I'd rather not go down as of yet, I have a tendency to get carried away with gun related stuff.

    Hi, my name is Vincent and I'm recovering from an acute case of 'Mosinitis'

    Here's a pretty cool site...http://ruger22.com/newpages/hammer.htm

    Here's a link from this site, all pimped out! http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f21/christmas-gift-10-22-my-son-53393/
     
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  10. corrinavatan

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    The only time I've heard of 10/22s jamming, it's been with a specific type of ammo.

    For example: If I use the .22 Remington Gold Bulk Ammo packs, my 10/22 will jam every 19 rounds or so. However, I switched to a Federal Bulk Pack, and I then would MAYBE get a stovepipe every 600-800 rounds that was easily fixed. Then switched to CCI .22 AR Tactical (basically their Bulk Mini-Mag), and I have yet to have a jam (3,000 rounds) that was caused by firing the weapon. Did have one FTF that was because the bullet was mis-shapen and larger than the bore, but that was CCI's fault, not Ruger's.
     
  11. g17frantz

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    Here's what mine looks like.
    Dragonov Style Ati stock, extended magazine release, muzzle brake, bipod and 3x9 mildot scope with red and green reticules. I love the thing.
     

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  12. Tell_Sackett

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    In my opinion it is a very good choice. They are very easy to break down, the aftermarket support is great and to top it all, they are reliable and FUN.

    There is one problem with them and that is they are kind of like AR's, if you go down the road to modifying it you can't stop. The trigger pull on them is generally pretty bad but with some time almost anyone can do a decent trigger job on them. If you want to just get a drop in replacement, the Kidd triggers are AMAZING.
     
  13. Rick1967

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    You can't go wrong with a 10/22. I bought myself one. But my son claimed it for himself. This last Christmas I spent a few hundred dollars on upgrades and officially gave it to him as one of his presents. This is a pic of the finished gun.
     

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  14. TooStrongTerry

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    That's pretty much exactly how I'd want to set mine up. Except I'm not that into bipods...but who knows...that might change...couldn't hurt to have one just incase! Beautiful

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  15. TooStrongTerry

    TooStrongTerry New Member

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    How well does it shoot?

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  16. theoatob

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    The only trouble ive had with jams has been using subs which are not powerful enough to cycle the action. That was using winchesters. I know that cci and eley do not do this, and of course any super sonic rounds. Otherwise i cannot reccommend the 10/22 enough. I cant clain to have much experience with other 22s but as my first rifle it has done me proud. The only mod iv made was a new hammer which dropped the trigger pull nicely. Heres a pic.

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  17. TooStrongTerry

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    Yeah I am def going with that. For sure. It'll be a few weeks but I'm def grabbin one.

    Whiskey bent and Hell bound.
     
  18. TooStrongTerry

    TooStrongTerry New Member

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    How much did your trigger group cost?

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  19. Txhillbilly

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    I can't say that my 10/22 has every jammed,and I've shot thousands of rounds out of it.I have had a few FTF's with some ammo,and the only FTE's were with sub-sonic ammo which won't cycle the bolt anyway.
    But,I don't use anything but factory magazines in it either.

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    I put this one together for a friend of mine-

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  20. Blackbeard1718

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    I pick up my first 10/22 on Monday. It's the Basic RB Model, with the Wood Stock and 18.5" Barrel. I don't even have it yet..... and I just bought some upgrades online today. I ordered 5 Ruger BX-25 Black Mags, and the EA Brown M1 Carbine Conversion Stock Kit shown here: M1 Carbine Replica Ruger 10/22 Stock - An M1 Carbine styled stock for the Ruger 10/22

    Of course, I also ordered the Sling with Oiler, M1 Sights, and the M1 Gun Case. It wouldn't be right to just order part of the Kit.

    As others have mentioned above, pretty much any configuration is available for the 10/22 that you're looking for. Lotsa Aftermarket Support for this Classic Rifle.

    Best of Luck!

    Cheers!

    BB